Compilation of footage of Prince Edward (Prince of Wales), mostly leading up to abdication.
Episode one of film or television series about Prince Edward (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII).
C/U of Prince. M/S of Prince with Wallis Simpson (could be wedding or engagement announcement). Titles (over stills of Wallis and Edward): 'An Associated British Pathe Production. Devised and Produced in association with the Schools Council and Nuffield Foundation Humanities Curriculum Project. Editor - Ron Glenister, Research - David Hare, Producer - Richard Dunn. Part 1: CRISIS'.
Various shots from Investiture of Prince of Wales in 1911; Edward in robes accompanied by Queen Mary and King George V. Various shots of the Prince: tapping foundation stone into place; sitting with others, looking bored and lifting top hat; walking down steps with entourage; tipping bowler hat to crowd; chatting to a man; preparing horse for polo. King making speech at outdoor platform. King and Queen in open carriage driving past crowds. Dark interior shots of ceremony; King and Queen sit on thrones, officials with and without wigs sit in rows. King and Queen leave in carriage. Crowds outside Buckingham Palace. Still shots of Wallis Simpson. People read announcement hanging on gates outside Palace. Funeral of King George V. Coronation of King Edward VIII. Intertitle and news headlines refer to attempt on King's Life. Still photographs of the assassinator being manhandled into police van. Title: 'England's American Queen?'. King Edward Trooping the Colour. News headlines refer to King marrying Mrs Simpson. Exterior of Simpson's home in United States of America. Stills of Edward and Wallis together. Edward visits people at home in small (mining?) village. News headlines refer to meeting between Edward and ministers and cabinet / Stanley Baldwin proposing that he does not marry Wallis. Press outside Wallis' residence in France. M/S of Edward. Shots of London. News headline: 'The King: Abdication Plans'. C/U of Stanley Baldwin. Various shots of Edward at events; digging a sod of earth rather half-heartedly; being cheered by crowds. Edward and Wallis together. Shots of Prince Albert (Duke of York) and his new bride, Princess Elizabeth (Duchess of York) on balcony of Palace with Queen Mary after their wedding. More of Edward and Wallis together. Young Prince of Wales in Yarmouth with fishing fleet. Prince making speech. Prince opens new bridge and walks through city past cheering crowds. Edward visits Vienna Fair, then Ballater in Scotland (wearing kilt and tartan shawl). People dancing at nightclub. King Edward in South Wales, being cheered by crowds, visiting villages.